Over 3,000 children between the ages of 1-10 were COVID-19 positive in April


Over 3,000 children aged between 1 and 10  contracted coronavirus in April, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday.

As per the data, 3,315 children aged 1-10 and 12,162 boys and girls between in ages of 11-20 have tested positive for coronavirus in April alone.

It also showed that at least 19 children passed away due to COVID-19 in the last  month.

Breakdown

Among girls, 1,424 were of the age group 1-10 and 5,205 were of the age group 11-20.

Among boys, 1,891 boys were of the age group 1-10, while 6,957 were of the age group 11-20.

Officials said that at least 6 children in the age group 1-10 and 13 in the age group 11-20 had died due to COVID-19.

Total infections among youngsters

In total, 10,036 girls between the ages of 1 and 10 and 28,496 girls between the ages of 11 and 20 have contracted COVID-19.

On the other hand, 14,500 boys between the ages of 1 and 10 and 40,670 boys between the ages of 11-20 have been infected with coronavirus.

Pakistan is in the midst of a deadly third wave of the coronavirus that has forced the government to lockdown many areas of the country.

Even today, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) reported that 4,696 people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

The total tally of COVID-19 cases of the country with the new cases now stands at 825,519, with most cases reported in Punjab.

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